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EDDY DE CLERCQ

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Eddy De Clercq

Period

1955 - current

Genre

bongo, disco, DJ, draaitafels, easy tune, Gouden Harp, house, producer

Eddy De Clercq

Belgian Eddy de Clercq is one of the founding fathers of the Dutch house and acid scene.
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Instruments

draaitafels, producer

Mentioned in the biography of

1981   Bernard Oattes
1989   Eton Crop
1990   Quazar
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Biography Eddy De Clercq

Belgian Eddy de Clercq is one of the founding fathers of the Dutch house and acid scene.

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A-Men   draaitafels, drumcomputer, producer, sampler, synthesizer
House of Venus   producer
Popcorn (II)   drumcomputer, sampler, synthesizer
V.O.L.V.O.   remixer

1977

Eddy De Clercq De Clercq moves from Brussels to Amsterdam. He starts organizing parties where mainly disco music is played.

1980

De Clercq starts his very first club in Amsterdam: De Koer. The music is mostly New York underground disco, elektro, wave and punk.

1982

De Clercq sells De Koer starts the legendary Pep Club in Paradiso. Rare grooves, disco, Latin and African sounds are mixed with the very first forms of house music. The Pep Club becomes the hottest place in Amsterdam.

1985

De Clercq stops with the Pep Club.

1986

De Clercq starts the RoXY, which rapidly becomes the most popular house club in The Netherlands.

1989

With Gert van Veen and Corné Bos, De Clercq records the very first Dutch house record: Dance To The Music.

A-Men Corné Bos

1991

When the club is at the high point of success, De Clercq decides to quit the RoXY and leave for Italy.

1994

De Clercq moves back to Amsterdam. He is still very popular as a DJ and also starts to record again. He starts is his own label: ASPRO.

1996

With Richard Cameron and Gerry Arling, De Clercq forms Popcorn. They release the CD Stereo Show Case on the Easy Tune Music label Drive-In.

Gerry Arling Popcorn (II) Richard Cameron V.O.L.V.O.

1999

Although De Clercq stops working as a professional DJ, he occasionally performs at festivals like Pinkpop.

2000

Eddy De Clercq wins a Gouden ('Golden') Harp Music Award. His interest in the bossanova takes him to Brazil where he plays at the Disco Voador in Fortaleza. The Latin influences can be heard on De Clercq's Boss-a-troniq compilation.

2001

De Clercq releases his second Boss-a-troniq CD. Under the name of EDC, De Clercq releases the album Passport on the illustrious Blue Note jazz label. Actress Sylvia Kristel debuts as a singer.

2002

Eddy De Clercq The single Changes is released. De Clercq puts together the third Boss-a-troniq-sampler.

2003

Eddy de Clercq is a member of the Beat Club DJ-collective, which at various clubs in Amsterdam spins records from the '50s and '60s, ranging from rhythm & blues, Latin, soundtracks, soul, ska and boogaloo. The Beat Club further consists of DJ Mikkel van der Meulen (Ir. Vendermeulen from DJ-duo De Teutonics), Belgian DJ Piet Popcorn, Waikiki Wilf (Wilf Plum, ex-Dog Faced Hermans) and Charley Rhythm (Marco Charles Buschman).

Dog Faced Hermans

2004

With singer/producer Friso Kuperus and The Jack Million Big Band Orchestra he releases the CD Night & Day, a tribute to Cole Porter, the American Songbook and American big bands.

Jack Million Band

2006

At the Mega Records & CDs tradefair on December 2 and 3, staged in Utecht-based Jaarbeurs Convention Centre, De Clercq exposes hundred record sleeves out his giant record collection. Dubbed Exotica, the exposition shows sleeves of Yma Sumac, Martin Denny and Lex Baxter amongst others. De Clercq's private exposition is based on the special artwork. It focuses on the so-called jungle exotica and tiki exotica from the '50s and '60s.

2007

On 27 September the Bert Haanstra Festival is opened. Especially for the festival and a short tour, four new soundtracks are composed for the Academy Award winning short film Glas. Eddy de Clercq is one of the composers. The new soundtrack is performed live by De Clercq and guitarist/technician Zorko Opacic. Eddy de Clercq produces music for fashion shows of famous designers like Viktor & Rolf, Bikkembergs, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten and Pucci. In November the CD Music For Catwalks is produced featuring a selection of compositions which were used for the shows by Viktor & Rolf.

2008

The track Virgem Da Lua (Virgin Of The Moon) from the album Passport is remixed by Mr. Hermano (Ben Mitchell).

Angela Groothuizen Berget Lewis Bo Saris De Dijk Izaline Calister Oscar Harris Ronald Snijders

Discography Eddy De Clercq

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